Institutional Memberships

CEI proudly sponsors institutional memberships that are available to all UB faculty and Staff. Currently, we offer memberships for Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). These memberships are therefore free of charge as this service is here for your benefit. Please check back at this page as membership opportunities may expand in the future.

University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

CEI funds the UPCEA institutional membership to ensure faculty and staff have access to a community of practice dedicated to a wealth of resources focused on supporting quality professional, continuing, and online education programs. Whether through timely online publications addressing cutting-edge trends and topics, frequent webinars on actionable subjects, or access to professional development through conferences and seminars, UPCEA has the resources you need.

Steps to Access UPCEA:

  1. Create a new account using your @buffalo.edu email and click continue.
  2. On the next screen, select "I am affiliated with an organization" and type "University at Buffalo" into the box.
  3. Choose "University at Buffalo-SUNY"
  4. Complete the remaining account creation steps.
Image demonstrating how to select UB as your organization for the UPCEA membership. Dropdown organization selection box shows University at Buffalo-SUNY.

Selecting Your Organization

Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

The Online Learning Consortiumâ„¢ (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Steps to Access OLC:

  1. Create a new account using your @buffalo.edu email and click verify email.
  2. If not already selected, choose/search SUNY-University at Buffalo in the "Organization Name" box.
  3. Complete the remaining account creation steps.
Image demonstrating how to select UB as your organization for the OLC membership. Organization selection box shows SUNY-University at Buffalo.

Selecting your Organization